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Have you read Dracula? [message #711250] Sat, 06 August 2011 12:55 Go to next message
Leslie Fay  is currently offline Leslie Fay
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Dracula[ 37 vote(s) ]
1.1. I have read Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. 12 / 32%
2.2. I have not read Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. 9 / 24%
3.3. I would not read this book for biblical reasons. 3 / 8%
4.4. I am not interested in this genre. 12 / 32%
5.5. Other 1 / 3%

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Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711253 is a reply to message #711250 ] Sat, 06 August 2011 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jamie
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Yep.


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Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711256 is a reply to message #711253 ] Sat, 06 August 2011 14:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Carrie L  is currently offline Carrie L
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I read it years ago - late teens, maybe - had nightmares for DAYS afterward!!


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Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711257 is a reply to message #711250 ] Sat, 06 August 2011 14:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mary Jo  is currently offline Mary Jo
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I am not interested in the story and never have been but the genre
is Gothic and so is Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights... two of my favorite books!

I don't get the obsession with vampires, werewolves and other things as such these days. I have never been interested in that stuff in my life.
Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711264 is a reply to message #711250 ] Sat, 06 August 2011 17:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, I have. It was quite good, actually. Smile


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Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711294 is a reply to message #711264 ] Sat, 06 August 2011 22:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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elliemaejune wrote on Sun, 07 August 2011 07:45

Yes, I have. It was quite good, actually. Smile


I thought so too. One thing I thought was interesting was the assumption of a Christian society. Much of the "horror" isn't really graphic at all, but depends on a theological understanding of being "lost". One scene which really stands out in my memory is when one of the women who has been bitten by a vampire (but they don't know she is herself one yet) is given a communion wafer - and the simple touch of it burns and scars her! The "horror" of this scene completely depends on the understanding of what this means for her being outside and rejected by God's grace.


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Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711357 is a reply to message #711294 ] Sun, 07 August 2011 15:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
elliemaejune  is currently offline elliemaejune
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Elizabby wrote on Sat, 06 August 2011 21:27

One thing I thought was interesting was the assumption of a Christian society.

I thought that was interesting, as well. There were many praying people in that book.


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Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711565 is a reply to message #711357 ] Mon, 08 August 2011 20:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Penny_@35ThousandFeet  is currently offline Penny_@35ThousandFeet
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Interesting comments. As I was always a little afraid to read it. I try to read at least several classics a year and that was one book I was just a little afraid to read.


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Re: Have you read Dracula? [message #711593 is a reply to message #711565 ] Mon, 08 August 2011 22:54 Go to previous message
elliemaejune  is currently offline elliemaejune
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Penny_@35ThousandFeet wrote on Mon, 08 August 2011 19:18

Interesting comments. As I was always a little afraid to read it. I try to read at least several classics a year and that was one book I was just a little afraid to read.


Penny
(who is in Calgary)

It isn't everyone's cup of tea. Laughing

But neither is it anything in the least like all of the vampire movies ever made. The main non-vampire characters are generous and brave and godly and have integrity; the vampires are not the least bit romantic or sympathetic but always cruel--IOW, nothing like, say, the vampires in the Twilight series, or even Dark Shadows, lol. Still, they are vampires, so there is a certain amount of horror. I wouldn't blame anyone for not wanting to read it.


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